Early Childhood &

Elementary Faith Formation

Early Childhood Faith Formation

Early Childhood meets 17 Sundays from September to April. The children meet at Spalding High School on the first floor. Parents should walk children to the classroom. Class begins at 9 am and parents should pick their children up at 10:15.

The Early Childhood program is designed to help the young child develop a positive self concept. We currently use Our Sunday Visitor's Allelu. Through stories, music and crafts the child grows in his/her faith.


St. Bernadette Parish is known for its strong commitment to community outreach. We believe that outreach and serving others is a lesson that should begin early in a child's faith formation. Therefore, we provide several opportunities for the students to contribute to the parish and larger community. Pennies for Haiti, NCEON collection, and contributions to the Winter Shelter are just a few of our projects.

Elementary Faith Formation

Elementary classes are held at Archbishop Spalding High School on the second floor from September to April. There are twenty 75-minute sessions that begin at 9:00 am on Sunday morning.

Elementary students use Pflaum's Gospel Weeklies. This source helps the student “break open the word” and covers the Catholic doctrine. The curriculum also includes lessons from RCL Benziger's Family Life. This series introduces basic information about human sexuality and values in an age-appropriate Catholic context.

First grade marks the beginning of remote preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. A full year of participation in a faith formation program is required prior to the year of immediate preparation. For more information regarding sacramental preparation, please visit our sacraments page.

The office is currently closed and the staff is working remotely due to COVID-19 safety measures. However, postal mail is still being received, and a locked mailbox has been installed to the right of the front office door for your convenience.
Monday - Thursday:
 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

801 Stevenson Rd.

Severn, MD 21144


NOTE: Parish staff members are working remotely but are still able to receive phone calls at the numbers listed.

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